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In the shadow of death : living outside the gates of Mauthausen

Author: Gordon J Horwitz; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Free Press : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how Austrian citizens living near the Mauthausen concentration camp failed to react to the evil in their midst.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Horwitz, Gordon J.
In the shadow of death.
New York : Free Press : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1990
(OCoLC)551639268
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon J Horwitz; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 002915040X 9780029150405
OCLC Number: 21592337
Description: x, 236 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Mauthausen and the concentration camp system --
In the shadow of the camp --
The castle --
Into the valley of Redl-Zipf --
Outside the monastery --
Escape from Mauthausen --
The death marches --
The vanishing traces.
Responsibility: Gordon J. Horwitz.

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Examines how Austrian citizens living near the Mauthausen concentration camp failed to react to the evil in their midst.

"The very emblem of cruelty and inhumanity in our age, Nazi concentration camps were built amid inhabited areas in the heart of civilized Europe. How did citizens living near the camps cope with the evil 'next door'? How much did they know, and how did they find out? And how did or didn't they respond? To what extent did the silence of civilians contribute to the dynamic of destruction perpetrated against victims of the Holocaust?"--Jacket.

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